JJ Redick has been called up to play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup, but it’s not set in stone that he will play.
After Pelicans teammate Zion Williamson pulled out of the competition, ESPN reported that Redick was excited at the opportunity, but he couldn’t commit to playing just yet.
“I’m thrilled beyond belief to be considered but also trying to work through our family’s transition to New Orleans,” Redick told ESPN.
Redick said that he will give his answer to Team USA officials “soon.”
He is the latest NBA player to be called up to the depleted Team USA roster after seven players, including Williamson, withdrew from the upcoming tournament that scheduled to begin August 31.
Bradley Beal, James Harden, Anthony Davis, CJ McCollum, Eric Gordon and Tobias Harris also have dropped out in recent days.
Redick, 35, signed with the Pelicans on July 15 after spending two seasons with the 76ers.
He averaged 18.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 31.3 minutes of play over 76 games last season.